"Thank God All Mighty, home at last!" - the settlers erect shelter at Bush Prairie near what is now Olympia, Washington, November 1845.

One of a series of five paintings by Jacob Lawrence depicting the George Bush (pioneer) party traveling to Oregon. Gouache on board. This panel illustrates people working to construct shelters in their new home. This is the fifth panel of the series. The artist intended the panels to be hung with the first panel on the right to indicate travel from east to west. Recent research suggests that George Bush did not have the middle name "Washington." At the time these paintings were created, that research had not yet emerged. The original title of the works, "the George Washington Bush Series," remains on the collections record.


Creation Date: 1973

Catalog ID: C1973.27.1

Object Types: painting

Dimensions: overall height 40.25 in . overall width 28 in

Related Subjects: George Bush (pioneer) African Americans in Washington Bush family Bush Prairie immigration